Aug 29, 2011

PBY / CANSO at the new home

Brent Mayes sent these photos of the PBY / CANSO:

Bldg behind white truck is home of Spruce Goose






I see the props (and engines?) are removed. These were rented from Victoria Air Maintenance's aircraft. From what I saw of the aircraft when it was parked in Nanaimo, the original engines will need a lot of work to get them up to standards.

Thanks Brent!

Aug 24, 2011

United Airlines Launches Paperless Flight Deck With iPad

FIRST NETWORK CARRIER TO INTRODUCE PAPERLESS AERONAUTICAL NAVIGATION CHARTS; MOVE ENHANCES EFFICIENCY, SAVES FUEL, IMPROVES SAFETY

CHICAGO, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today announced that it is converting to paperless flight decks and deploying 11,000 iPads to all United and Continental pilots. The electronic flight bags (EFB) replace paper flight manuals, and as a first for major network carriers, provide pilots with paperless aeronautical navigational charts through an iPad app. Distribution of iPads began earlier this month, and all pilots will have them by year end.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110823/CG56146)

"The paperless flight deck represents the next generation of flying," said Captain Fred Abbott, United's senior vice president of flight operations. "The introduction of iPads ensures our pilots have essential and real-time information at their fingertips at all times throughout the flight."

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